Annual Themes

2010-2011: World Citizenship

The theme for the 2010 applicants is World Citizenship, broadly conceived. We welcome projects on the cultural aesthetic, philosophical, visual, linguistic, geohistorical, environmental, political, and/or religious dimensions of world citizenship that reflect the ways that human beings have shaped, been affected by, and made sense of the conjunctures, contact zones, linkages, and dislocations at different points in history across the planet. We welcome work in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences on any historical periods or regions of the world, as well as work that challenges disciplinary boundaries and builds bridges with the sciences, social sciences, and the arts. We especially welcome work that deals with transcontinental and transnational contacts shaped by world systems, human and cultural mobilities, colonialism, enslavements, decolonization, and multiple forms of agency.